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Recent South Oahu reviews

  • Desirable Corner Unit Indeed!

    "Our family of 4 stayed here for 8 nights in June. Initially we were a little concerned about the size of the one-bedroom unit. We were pleasantly surprised that there was more than ample size for us all and our luggages. Waikiki Banyan is a great condo to stay in due to its convenient location, and we couldn't have asked for a more ideal unit than this. Except for the sofa bed which was too soft (but the children weren't complaining), everything else was perfect. Lynn was a dream to work with - I had some issues regarding the deposit and payment mode and Lynn did her best to accommodate my requests. She was very prompt replying to my emails and provided all the details needed to make our stay easy and comfortable. When we return to Waikiki in the future, we will definitely stay at Waikiki Banyan again. And I wouldn't bother checking out other units - Lynn's would be my first and only choice!"
    Guest: Aileen T. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 9, 2016
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  • Fantastic Views, Congenial Agents

    "Our original Airbnb booking fell through when the condo was flooded by a guest the day before we arrived, so we had to scramble to find alternative accommodations after we arrived. To make a long story short, the final 5 nights of our stay were uncovered, but we found this Island Colony studio on VRBO that happened to be open, and it proved to be the icing on the cake for our stay in wonderful Hawaii. Kai Ching was as nice and personable as you could ever want in an agent. We had trouble with the Internet connection the day we arrived, so I called Kai, who contacted the provider, whom I later contacted. Nothing seemed to work, but we went out and when we got back all was well and we didn't have any more trouble with it. Kai offered to refund the entire $5/day fee, but I didn't feel right taking it all back, so we compromised on a 1-day refund. The minimum stay is 3 days--we stayed 5--and the daily rate was fairly low compared to other condos we checked. Island Colony is centrally located just one block from buses on Kuhio and 2 blocks from the main attractions on Kalakaua. Walk straight up Seaside 2 blocks to the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center for free hula, ukulele, lomi lomi, lei making, and other classes. The new Nordstrom Rack has great bargains one block away on Kuhio and is beside the rear entrance to the newly refurbished International Marketplace (now very upscale compared to before). Access to Waikiki Beach is also very good. The closest supermarket is Food Pantry 2-3 blocks up Kuhio, and there are many restaurants within walking distance. Island Colony itself has a nice pool with jacuzzi and a convenience store. The condo was roomy, clean, and well equipped (kitchenette, bath, etc.). The lanai (balcony) is as large as a small room, with a see-through partition at the edge making the 3-way view (Ala Wai Canal, golf course, and mountain plus Diamond Head plus ocean) even better. We enjoyed breakfast and several dinners on the lanai. The bed was advertised as queen, but it wasn't as big as our queen at home, so I think it was just a double. But it was quite comfortable. No laundry in the condo, but on the 6th floor you can buy a laundry card for $5 and then put increments of $5 on it. Somewhat annoyingly, one load with the dryer is $2.75, so you have to add $5 more to do a second load! Nevertheless, despite these minor annoyances, this condo was quite a find, and I would highly recommend it to anyone."
    Guest: David B. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 7, 2016
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  • Perfect for 3 families with kids

    "If you have 3 families with small kids, this place is perfect! Why? the kids can play in the backyard with complete security and safety. Unless they can scale a 4 feet wall or dig a trench to the neighbors' yard, they'll have lots of fun running around in the lush backyard. The *only* danger might be coconuts falling from the palm trees, but maybe they have helmets in the garage too. Speaking of garage, that in itself was worth renting this place. They've got everything! surf boards, pool toys, beach toys, bikes, snorkels, goggles, etc! Parking is a bit tricky as you'll either have to back in when you park or back out when you leave. But a little Hawaiian Aloha "shaka" hang loose hand shake to other drivers can usually do the trick. The place has 3 suites. Two of them in the main house with tubs (good to bath little ones). The last one is not connected to the main house and is accessed by walking by the pool. All rooms have A/C units. The kitchen is stocked with everything you would need, besides the actual food. There are 2 Safeways nearby. There must be 50 glasses & cups, plenty of plates, bowls, utensils. The (not too salty) salt water pool has direct view to Diamond Head. And with all the beach towels they provide you in the house, you can probably swim several times a day. Definitely a place worth renting!"
    Guest: Thomas H. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
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  • Fabulous!!!

    "Firstly, thank you everything Suzie!!! She is so kind and reliable :-) The location of this penthouse was perfect and we could go to famous places easily. We could buy necessary things at ABC store located on the first floor of The Imperial, it was very convenient! The view from owner's lounge was terrific! Must check it out. Next time we go to Hawaii, surely come back to your penthouse! Thanks again!"
    Guest: Sachiko S. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 28, 2016
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